Women's soccer heats up in UAA play
The Carnegie Mellon women’s soccer team continued to step up its game during the past two weeks.
After losing their first University Athletic Association (UAA) game to Washington University in St. Louis, the Tartans have come back strong, winning their past two games against the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester.
In the Oct. 9 game against Chicago, the Tartans battled ferociously as the defense was strong on both teams. Although the Maroons outshot the Tartans, Carnegie Mellon goalie sophomore Anna Albi held strong, allowing zero goals by the other team. This led to her fourth shutout of this season. The one goal of the game was made by Carnegie Mellon first-year Savina Reid.
This key 1–0 victory for the Tartans put them at 1–1 in UAA play. The game became No. 19 University of Chicago’s first loss of the season.
This past Friday, the Tartans hit the road to take on the Rochester Yellowjackets.The Yellowjackets went into the game 2–0 in the UAA, compared to the Tartans’ 1–1. While the Yellowjackets scored first, the Tartans countered with a corner kick by sophomore Rachel Contopoulos, converted into a goal by Reid, making it her fourth goal of the season, in the 34th minute.
The second goal came from first-year Lucy Haevens. Not only was this Haevens’ first goal, but it also put the Tartans in the lead 2–1, a lead the team held for the rest of the game.
Again, Albi was a major contributor, collecting five saves at the goal. The victory put the Tartans at 2–1 in UAA play.
The Tartans took on No. 22 Case Western Reserve University yesterday, losing 2–0 in Cleveland.